How would I describe myself? Well, I am a typical guy in some respects, but not so much in others. I sometimes enjoy loud, aggressive music and action movies, but I couldn't care less about competitive sports, fast cars, drinking beer, shooting guns, or et cetera. I'm the type of guy who would rather watch Youtube videos of cute baby animals than watch a football game, and I have no qualms about admitting it. To pretend otherwise would just be putting on an air of phony machismo, and that's not what I'm about. And let's be honest, animals are amazing and wonderful, and football is boring. There, I said it.
I'm not generally a fan of labels, but I consider myself a humanist, feminist, rationalist, freethinker, and skeptic, among other things. I am a bit of a science enthusiast. I enjoy learning about new and interesting scientific discoveries, and just about anything else, really. I crave knowledge in all its forms. I also enjoy reading, watching movies/TV, playing video games, and traveling to new and interesting places. My favorite Internet cats are Maru and Li'l Bub. My favorite color is red, my favorite direction is east, and my two least favorite months are January and February.
I struggle with social anxiety, so I'm typically nervous and awkward when meeting new people. What most people don't realize is that beneath my socially awkward exterior, I'm actually a very gregarious, funny, outgoing person, it just takes a while for those aspects of my personality to make themselves visible. Plus, one of the perks of being an introvert is that I'm a really good listener, so I also have that going for me.
Since it seems like every other person on this site who's from Utah is LDS, I figure I'll mention this too: I am not religious in any way, shape or form. I've identified as an atheist for over 10 years, and that has very little chance of changing, ever. That being said, it doesn't matter to me what theological views you have, if any, as long as you are not dogmatic in your beliefs and have an open-minded and progressive worldview.
A lot of the well-known classics (e.g. To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, The Grapes of Wrath, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Slaughterhouse-Five), Infidel, Brave New World, American Gods, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Flim-Flam!, The Demon Haunted World, A Song of Ice and Fire, Small Gods
Alien, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, The Godfather, Pixar movies, Coen bros. movies, Lord of the Rings, Night of the Living Dead, Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Spirited Away, Mad Max: Fury Road
Game of Thrones, Louie, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Westworld, Last Week Tonight, Orange is the New Black, Fargo, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Mirror, Les Revenants, Parks and Recreation, Hannibal, Veep, Silicon Valley, The Wire, Mr. Robot, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, Pixies, Ministry, The Clash, Meat Puppets, KMFDM, Metallica, The Sex Pistols, Motorhead, Slayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Queen, Melvins, Tool, Social Distortion, Violent Femmes, Queens of the Stone Age
3. small fluffy animals
4. my right hand
6. numbered lists
Let me say this too: I'm not here for idle chit-chat. If you're only on this site because you're bored and are just looking for a way to kill some time, then don't bother me. I'm only interested in talking to you if there's a decent chance that it will lead somewhere meaningful. So please, read my profile thoroughly before you decide to message me. I've put more than enough in there to give you a good first impression of who I am and what I'm about, so as a courtesy to me, please only message me if you are genuinely interested. Thanks.
Lastly, do not message me unless you are prepared to commit to meet in person eventually. I've spent too much of my life hiding behind a computer screen, and I need to change that. I need to push myself out of my comfort zone and get out into the real world, and I'm looking for someone with the same goal. Sound good? Great. Have a nice day.